From a Distant Star by Karen McQuestion
Thursday, 23 April 2015
Title: From a Distant Star
Author: Karen McQuestion
Release Date: May 19th, 2015
From a Distant Star follows Emma as she is determined that her boyfriend Lucas, dying of cancer, will survive. She visits the local "witch" who gives her a potion to use on Lucas to cure him. On the same night that she administers the potion, an alien from another planet crash-lands on earth and inhabits Lucas's body in order to survive until he can return to his home planet.
Lucas soon makes a fast and miraculous recovery from the cancer. Everyone is happy to have him back but Emma senses that something isn't quite right and soon discovers that an alien has taken up residence in her boyfriend's body. If that wasn't bad enough, there are federal agents on the scene investigating the "collision" and Emma must find a way to return the alien to his planet, freeing up Lucas's body to the real Lucas, before the agents catch him and keep him for experimentation.
I really, really liked this! The alien, Scout, was really sweet and I enjoyed his commentary on the way we live life on earth. It was fun to see earth through the eyes of someone from a different planet. The romance element was refreshing as there were no love triangles or insta-love, just Emma trying to get her boyfriend back and Scout eager to get back to his own girlfriend.
The story felt very fast-paced, exciting and it had me totally hooked. I would recommend to fans of YA sci-fi.
Also, as a side note, the cover is so beautiful!
I received a copy of this book from the publishers via NetGalley.